When you take skincare as seriously as I do, you're always on the hunt for the next generation of game-changing skincare products. You know the ones — those amazing products that not only cut down on time getting ready, but also restore your skin to its smooth, glowy, divine state (that dreams are made of!)
Having sensitive, combination skin means I have always had to be careful with which products I use on my skin. Over the last year, I decided to swap some of my skincare products with more natural (and dare I add- cheaper) alternatives. I cannot believe the difference in my skin- I mean, Iv always been told I have great skin, but these products have just taken my skincare routine to a whole new level, and all at a fraction of my usual skincare costs!
So, when so many people started to ask me about what skincare products I use, I decided to write a blog about it. Find your new skin heroes, below, and get ready for a lifetime of five-star reviews of your face.
Here are my top favourite skincare products:
1. Jojoba Oil
Bells-and-whistles skincare is great, but sometimes, you just want a good, lightweight, moisturiser that does the job. Behold, the 'no worries moisturiser' - Jojoba Oil - you don’t have to pronounce it correctly (it's ho-ho-ba) to reap its benefits - is referred to as an “oil” but it is, in fact, a liquid wax. And that makes all the difference.
Unlike other skincare oils (such as Coconut oil and Argan oil), the structure of jojoba oil is very similar to the natural oils of our skin; which means it not only moisturises, but absorbs faster than other oils. It's a dream for all skin types (even oily skin)! It's lightweight, so it won't feel greasy on your face!
Jojoba oil is packed with vitamin E & B, antioxidants, and minerals such as copper and zinc which nourish and protect your skin. With many added benefits such as Anti-aging, anti-acnegenic, non-allergic and anti microbial, I found myself replacing all my moisturisers (both face and body) with 100% jojoba oil. My skin has never been better! My facial skin is smoother with a natural glow, and the skin on the rest of my body is no longer dry. Once nature’s best kept secret, its now your own.Use on damp skin to reap the benefits!
2. All Naturals Pure Baby Soap
After year's of dry skin, I decided to replace my normal shower gels and face washes with this soap! This is a beautiful creamy soap, so gentle it can even be used on facial skin. My skin is very sensitive but I have had no issues with this soap and love it for washing face, body and even my hands. It leaves my skin soft and feeling moisturised rather than the usual tight and dry feeling. Great in the shower too, but as with all handmade soap, make sure that you don't leave it lying in water - put it to drain on a soap dish, preferably on its side, and it will last a long time. A lovely addition to my bathroom and ofcourse, great for using on baby/toddler skin too!
3. Green People Organic Scent Free Cleanser and Make-Up Remover
This little gem provides gentle moisturisation for sensitive skin while nourishing and softening the skin. It contains contains organic aloevera, chamomile and marshmallow amongst other natural ingredients. You can use it as a face wash or a gentle make-up remover (including waterproof mascara). I find that my skin is left feeling beautifully soft and moisturised and never breaks out! I used to use this every single day before I discovered The 'All naturals baby soap', but now only use it around once or twice a week on days that I have heavier make-up, especially around the eyes. Highly recommended!
4. Panlom Pure Cotton Soft Facial Muslin Cloths Polishing Face Cloths Makeup Remover
Forget your exfoliating products, and say hello to these natural bad boys! These muslin cloths are made of good quality soft cotton which is fast drying and perfect for any skin type, especially those with sensitive skin like mine.
Kind on skin, they provide a gentle way to exfoliate skin and enhance daily cleansing. I use this with my soap or cleanser to remove dead skin and promote healthier skin.
5. PitRok Push-Up Crystal Deodorant
I realised it was time to change my deodorant when I discovered how easily your deodorant seeps into your bloodstream once it touches the skin! This discovery made me much more conscious of what I was putting on my skin, so I naturally resorted to using less chemical based deodorants- which is when I discovered Pitrok.
Pitrok is free from chemicals like aluminium chlorohydrate, aluminium zirconium, parabens and triclosan. What you get is just pure mineral salts in a simple stone form. Best of all it really works! PitRok deodorant prevents bacteria from multiplying without blocking pores - no bacteria no odour! Excellent, extremely long lasting protection leaves no white marks on clothes and dries quickly while allowing the elimination of toxins. Great on sensitive skin too. I have never looked back!
So no matter how much abuse your skin has endured in your lifetime (I know you slept in your makeup last week, and I’m still not okay with it), it'll feel pretty much new again after using the above products for a few days. Remember, you don't need a million products to have great skin, sometimes, simple (not the brand!) is best!
I hope you found this post useful and try some of the suggestions. You will be surprised how amazing these products truly are.
Until next time,
Your Personal Stylist,